A little over a year ago, Frankfort Independent Schools launched a program to provide free home internet access for all of its students, but so far, fewer than 30 families have signed up to participate.
In compliance with a recently passed state law, Frankfort and Franklin County school districts are taking different approaches to displaying signs with the United States motto, “In God We Trust.”
Representatives of the Frankfort Plant Board presented a rebate check to Frankfort Independent Schools that represents savings the school system will see because of a new electricity contract negotiated by the municipal utility.
This week's WesBanco Student of the Week is Frankfort High School sophomore Claire Moore, who was nominated by Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber.
The commonwealth is facing a shortage of teachers, and area school districts say that finding candidates for positions has become difficult in recent years.
Both Franklin County and Frankfort Independent Schools have been taking measures to protect students, even before a recent state law was passed in regards to school safety.
This is the greatest time of the year. Frankfort Independent Schools opens our doors on Aug.1 to inspire our students to achieve their Hopes and Dreams. The contagious positive growth of our school culture is changing the economic engine in our City of Frankfort. Our enrollment continues …
A few vehicles in need of repair were parked at the Wilkinson Street School so students could provide those repairs.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education has approved protection plans for electronic devices issued to students, some of whom will be allowed to take devices home at the end of the school day.
Frankfort Independent Schools will continue to negotiate with city officials to minimize the impact the Second Street TIGER grant project will have on the school district.
State Journal reporters take to the streets for this weekly feature in which we ask for your opinions on a variety of topics — some weighty, some light. This week’s question, posed to students going back to school, was: What is your favorite school supply?
Ryan Adams walked through the aisles of school supplies at Walmart with his son Tayburn on Monday. The two put notebooks, pencils and other fresh items into their cart.
Franklin County Schools' Family Resource Youth Service Centers will give away shoes to local students for the second year in a row this Saturday.
Teachers, parents, administrative staff and other stakeholders gathered at the Frankfort Independent Schools central office Tuesday to discuss the state of early childhood education in the community.
Frankfort Independent Schools may sell a small piece of land to bring the TIGER Grant project to fruition. Chuck Knowles, the TIGER grant project manager, reviewed how construction on the Second Street Corridor could affect Second Street School at the school board's Monday night meeting. He…
Frankfort Independent Schools will soon roll out a new program to help families get their children ready for kindergarten.
The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association recently awarded three scholarships to recent graduates of Frankfort High School.
The Frankfort Independent Schools board Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with Franklin County Schools to hire a part-time bus mechanic for the upcoming year.
More than 450 students graduated from the three local public high schools a few weeks ago, and the majority of them are opting to further their education in some way, according to data provided by Western Hills High School, Franklin County High School and Frankfort High School.
Franklin County Schools board members Monday approved a contract with Frankfort Independent Schools to hire a part-time bus mechanic to service city schools' buses.
Area teens looking for something free, fun and new to do next Friday night should drop in for a dip at the Juniper Hill Aquatic Center. The facility will host its first-ever High School Swim Bash from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Frankfort Independent Schools board Monday approved further negotiations with Franklin County Schools for the services of a part-time mechanic.
In the past three years, Sam Sams has seen her life come full circle. A Frankfort native, the rigor alignment coach at Second Street School was named principal Saturday at a special-called early morning meeting.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved several staff groups' certified and classified salary schedules for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Frankfort Independent Schools is partnering with the Franklin County Farmers Market for its Summer Feeding Program Kickoff planned from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at the market pavilion at River View Park.
A Frankfort High School teacher was awarded the 2019 Carl Perkins Contributor to Special Education award, sponsored by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said that Hensley was a graduate of Paintsville High School. He was a graduate of Sheldon Clark High School in Martin County.
University of Kentucky men’s basketball assistant coach Joel Justus spoke to Frankfort Independent Schools teachers on Tuesday at Second Street School.
The Second Street School Site-Based Decision Making Council reviewed a survey and came up with themes from the results to prepare criteria to select the school’s next principal.
An 11-year-old fifth grade student won state and national awards for her photograph of her great-grandfather’s World War II uniform.
Anthony Gannone, a fifth grade student at Second Street School, told parents, teachers and classmates about his project on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” during the school’s Student Showcase on Thursday night.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board on Monday approved requests from Frankfort High School and Second Street School to reallocate funding for staff positions.
With sweaty palms, cracking voices and the occasional case of the giggles, middle schoolers individually took to the stage in the Frankfort High School auditorium to give TED Talks on Thursday.
Born to an illiterate father who signed his name with an “X” and a mother with an eighth-grade education, Aaron Thompson shared with Frankfort High students Wednesday his personal story about how he started from humble beginnings to become the state’s higher education leader.
Rankings aren’t always indicative of progress, growth or improvement. That is the message both local school district leaders are trying to convey after the release of the latest U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School state rankings earlier this week.
Dr. Ron Chi, chief academic officer for Frankfort Independent Schools, updated the school board Monday about Profile of a Graduate, a program being implemented in the district to better equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce post-graduation.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education OK’d the 2019-20 school calendar and gave tentative approval to its 2020-21 calendar at Monday evening’s meeting at Second Street School.